Gregory Arch

Built in 1852, Gregory Arch is named after the Governor John Gregory. Today the arch serves as the symbolic border between Downtown Nassau and the rest of New Providence.

What to Expect

In the 1820s, Grant's Town was created by Governor Lewis Grant as a settlement for slaves who had been freed during abolition. The archway was built to separate this section of town from the rest of Nassau. Over time, this spot became a popular late night haunt for party goers, and today it remains a part of one of the most vibrant hot spots in town.

Gregory Arch is a beautiful stone arch flanked by palm trees and stone walls.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Gregory Arch may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, as travelers to this part of the Bahamas will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Although the region isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll still find a good selection of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near Gregory Arch
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) NW
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) W
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.3 mi. (4.9 km) NW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.9 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.2 mi. (5.0 km) E
The Corner Hotel Hotel 4.3 mi. (3.6 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out this site, you're in luck, as there is an impressive spread dining possibilities within traveling distance. Talking Stick, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. Also near Gregory Arch you and your group will have restaurants like Smugglers Cafe and Graycliff where you and your group can't end your meal without trying their specialty seafood.


Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call before you visit for the exact hours of operation.


It costs nothing to walk beneath this historic archway.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 302-2000

Location: Pecks Slope and Market Street, downtown Nassau, New Providence



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